• Coronavirus: Government inaction is killing many lives, says Rahul Gandhi


    New Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said only a full lockdown in the country can save human lives but the government of India (GOI) inaction is killing many innocent lives.

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    “GOI doesn’t get it. The only way to stop the spread of corona now is a full lockdown-with the protection of NYAY for the vulnerable sections. GOI’s inaction is killing many innocent people,” Mr. Gandhi tweeted.

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    Gandhi has long been a critic of the Centre's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country. Earlier on April 20, he spoke out against the Centre vaccine policy for Phase 3 and said that it is "based on discrimination not distribution. He accused the government of discriminatory strategy with no vaccine guarantee for the weaker sections.

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    The Congress has been advocating a minimum income guarantee scheme or “Nyuntam Aay Yojana” (NAY) for people who live on daily income to compensate for the loss of income.

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